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Saturday, September 20, 2008

Kaliedoscope Number 2


Today I tried to dye a series of grays that went from dark to light for use in the kaleidoscope boxes. I didn't think there was enough variation so I took the darkest and the lightest, added black and voila! It worked.


Here are the hexagons I've made so far. I have three more strips to make into triangles and sew together. The next thing will be to figure out what color to use as a border. Maybe I'll try dyeing something using low water immersion so there will be some texture. But which color? And how many borders?

5 comments:

meggie said...

No clues for your borders, but how impressive it is looking!

MYRA said...

Me too...haven't a clue for boarders! I guess you will have to audition a few...
The hexagons look absolutely wonderful Joyce! Something I will have to try at some point! 8-)
Happy stitchings!

Darcie said...

Have you decided on border color yet? I often tend to go towards a dark color spectrum for my borders. Perhaps you'll just need to dye a few yards of a few different hues...and audition and pick the one that suits your fancy most. You could always use the leftover ones for backing. Or...another project down the road. ;-)

Keep us posted, Joyce! ;-)

upstateLisa said...

beautiful fabric Joyce. I would like to try my hand at dyeing fabrics? do you recommend any resources?

em's scrapbag said...

I am taking a class on dying fabrics Wed. What you have done makes me so excited to give it a go. This is going to be another gorgeous quilt. Way to go!